Rebecca Turner, MS Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining The Collective for Hope team in May 2013, Rebecca provided economic development leadership in multiple rural Iowa and Nebraska communities. Her earliest non-profit employment included fundraising and program work for the Iowa Women’s Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and a master’s degree from St. Ambrose University. She was drawn to serve The Collective for Hope through personal connection to the mission and serves on the membership & education committee of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Rebecca is a proud graduate of the Non-profit Executive Institute, the Omaha Community Foundation’s Capacity Building program, and TE2AM: Building Culture. She brings passions for organizational leadership, philanthropy, innovation, and collaboration.
Finance / Operations
Anica Marcum, Operations Manager
The Collective for Hope has had a special place in Anica’s heart since 2009, when she was part of Ted E. Bear Hollow’s first Young Adults Group (YAG). From the moment she first started receiving services, she looked for opportunities to volunteer and join the staff. Often referred to as the agency’s glue, Anica’s rich background in customer service and financial processing has been a gift to the agency. She now coordinates a majority of the organization’s operations, including support services for the partner-tenants joining The Collective for Hope on its new campus.
Philanthropy & Marketing
Kelly Morris, CFM Director of Philanthropy & Marketing
Kelly has been a member of The Collective for Hope community for nearly 15 years, her involvement spanning support group participation and many volunteer positions. Before she joined the agency’s staff in 2017, the majority of Kelly’s career had been in outside sales, marketing, and sales team management, but, at The Collective for Hope, she found a passion and exceptional talent for non-profit philanthropy. Kelly has earned several fundraising and marketing certificates over the past few years, thus elevating the agency’s visibility and fundraising success. She is ecstatic when her efforts help shine a light in the darkness.
Sandy Lemen, Program Manager
Sandy Lemen joined The Collective for Hope after more than a decade in customer service and project management at The Knot and The Bump. She is also the proud artist/owner of a small business that produces bereavement jewelry and gifts. Her volunteerism, prior to joining The Collective for Hope’s team, included work at a variety of hospice agencies. Sandy has a big heart and a great talent for supporting the staff, contractors, and volunteers in her charge. You’ll find her managing the majority of the agency’s program contractors and volunteers, when she’s not curating/developing the agency’s Gifts of Hope.
Valerie Height, LCSW, LMHP, On-call Mental Health Consultation
Kristin Erickson, PhD, LIMHP, Self-Care Saturdays Coordinator
Breina Romero, Spanish Language Support Services and Immigration Loss Support Group Coordinator
Tanya Shute-Kady, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group Coordinator
Rebecca Nichols, LMHP, Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group Coordinator
Outreach, Education, and Inclusion
Training & Edcuation CONTRACTOR
Alex Jurgens, MSOL Training & Education Consultant
TBD – We’re looking for a part-time teammate to help us with our ongoing outreach and inclusion work, including community meeting representation and special event production. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.